sanctuary cities

NCLR, along with Centro Legal De La Raza, the Transgender Law Center, and El/La Para Translatinas filed an amicus brief in the federal challenges to the Trump Administration’s Executive Order threating to cut off federal funding to sanctuary jurisdictions. Sanctuary policies are community-focused policies that prioritize overall public safety by establishing the trust of the entire community. The brief details the irreparable harms communities would suffer if forced to abandon these...


(San Francisco, CA, May 8, 2017)—Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed controversial SB4 into law, a show-me-your-papers bill requiring local law enforcement and government officials to enforce federal immigration laws and banning sanctuary cities throughout the state of Texas.   National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell issued the following statement:   “There is a reason Texas law enforcement strongly opposed this legislation. This irrational law will decrease...